USS Patterson (DD 392)
Destroyer of the Bagley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||23 Jul 1935|
|Launched||6 May 1937|
|Commissioned||22 Sep 1937|
|End service||8 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 8 November 1945.
Commands listed for USS Patterson (DD 392)
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|1||Jack Ellett Hurff, USN||27 May 1938||3 Mar 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Frank Robinson Walker, USN||3 Mar 1941||13 Sep 1942 (1)|
|3||T/Cdr. William Christian Schultz, USN||13 Sep 1942||29 May 1943|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. Albert Francis White, USN||29 May 1943||22 Aug 1944 (1)|
|5||Walter Andrew Hering, USN||22 Aug 1944||17 Mar 1945 (1)|
|6||Lt. Cmdr. Alfred Heath Angelo, Jr., USNR||17 Mar 1945||8 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Patterson include:
25 Aug 1943
The Japanese submarine I-25 is possibly sunk with depth charges some 110 nautical miles north-west of Espiritu Santo in position 13°10'S, 165°27'E by the US destroyer USS Ellet.
29 Sep 1943
Just before midnight on September 29, 1943, the USS Patterson collided with the USS McCalla (DD-488). Both ships' bows were sheared off at about the #1 gun turret. Three crewmen on the Patterson were killed and 10 were injured in the collision. The Captain of the McCalla was Lt.Cdr Halford A. Knoertzer who was "1st Lieutenant" on the Patterson when she was commissioned on September 22, 1937. (2)
19 May 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Majoro Atoll for a two day exercise together with her sister ship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN), light carrier USS Belleau Wood (Capt. J. Perry, USN) and destroyers USS Izard (Cdr. M.T. Dayton, USN), USS Charrette (Cdr. E.S. Karpe, USN), USS Bell (Lt.Cdr. J.S.C. Gabbert, USN), USS Burns (Cdr. D.T. Eller, USN), USS Conner (Cdr. W.E. Kaitner, USN), USS Patterson (Lt.Cdr. A.F. White, USN) and USS Dorsey (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Teall, USN).
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